Pure Prine: The Music of John Prine
The Cultural Continuum of Madison and Riverrun Theatre present the Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis' production of Pure Prine: The Music of John Prine. This musical presentation will be performed in Madison, Indiana for two nights only, November 19 and 20, 2010.
Conceived and directed by Phoenix Producing Director Bryan Fonseca, Pure Prine: The Music of John Prine is an original and unique theatrical concert that has been in the mind of Fonseca for over three years. Pure Prine: The Music of John Prine is unique because it spans 30-plus years of Prine's music, whose style has been labeled everything from folk and country to rock and alternative, but which in the end is more simply described as heartfelt and human.
Fonseca has been listening to Prine'Âs music since his self-titled debut album was released in 1971 and has seen him live more times than he can count. "ÂI have seen many artists live, but there is something special about being there when Prine performs. He lights up the room with his music and personality, which are not overstated or demanding, but instead warm and approachable," stated Fonseca, who went on to say "I have always been drawn to singer songwriters, perhaps because they tend to bare their souls in their songs and performances."
The six-person cast includes some of the region's most talented musicians: Tim Brickley (who doubles as Music Director for the project), Tim Grimm, Jenni Gregory, Bobbie Lancaster, Jan Lucas and Michael Shelton. While the presentation is much more than a typical tribute concert, the musicians are all certainly fans of Prine and his ability to weave wonderful musical stories with down-to-earth lyrics about the human condition.
John Prine has a large and loyal following throughout the United States and around the world. Some of the world'Âs most famous singer songwriters list Prine as an enormous influence in their music, including Bob Dylan, Bonnie Rait and Kris Kristofferson. Often given the credit of discovering John Prine, Kris Kristofferson heard Prine and remarked that he wrote songs so good that "Âwe'll have to break his thumbs." Born in 1946 in Maywood, Illinois, Prine is an American country/folk singer songwriter who has been active as a recording artist and live performer since the early 1970'Âs.
Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.
Tickets are also available in person at the Village Lights Bookstore, Pets Doc Veterinary Clinic, Antiquity Restorers and the Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Doors open at 7.oo PM, show starts at 7.3o PM.
125-127 E. Main St
Madison, IN 47250
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|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|